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Monthly Archives from October 2014

November Visa Bulletin

There was slight forward movement in most categories, except the employment-based, second preference India category, which retrogressed from May 1, 2009 to February 15, 2005. The Visa Bulletin also included notes on potential visa availability in the coming months. To read the entire bulletin, click here.

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Military Accessions in the National Interest – A Direct Path to Citizenship

The Military Accessions Vital to the National Interest (MAVNI) program has been renewed through 2015. The program allows certain branches of the U.S. military to hire legal non-immigrants, such as international students and those granted deferred action, whose skills are deemed vital to the national interest.  Vital skills include fluency in certain high-priority languages – from Albanian to Yoruba – or holding certain medical degrees such as dentists, surgeons, psychiatrists and other health professionals. An Army’s study of […]

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USCIS Provides Needed Guidance on H-3 Nonimmigrant Trainees

The H-3 nonimmigrant visa category allows employers to petition for foreign nationals to come to the U.S. on a temporary basis for up to two years to receive training in a specific field. Considering the current lack of new H-1B visas, the H-3 is a good alternative for certain employers to bring qualified workers to the U.S. Over time, USICS has issued multiples guidances on the requirements to apply for H-3 status. The current guidance consolidates all previous […]

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Attorney William M. Corley Becomes A Certified Civil Court Mediator

(JACKSONVILLE, FLA: October 7, 2014) Marks Gray, P.A. is pleased to announce that attorney William M. Corley is now a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator. This certification establishes standards of training and experience by which practitioners can mediate court-referred cases. Mr. Corley has been practicing law with Marks Gray for thirty-two years. He has represented clients in all areas of civil litigation and has specialized in motor vehicle, premise liability, and product liability […]

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